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i Council Bluffs Minbr Mention The Council niuffs Office of Tl Omaha llem Is at IS fk ott Ktrrct. Telephone 43. Darts, drug. I.effert's. opticians. It. Forwlck for wall paper. Corrtgans, undertaker. Phone MJ- Oenuine -Vlctrola, 115. A. Hoop Co. Xniu Gift Fauble Art Shop. For authority on watches see IWfert. FA..-T bKF.R AT KOUURS' BUFFKT. Woodrlng Undertaking Co. Tel. 3. Lew la Cutler. funeral director. Phone I". For Rent-Modern huuM, 73 SUth Ave. L-very Victor record In atock A. I lot pa Co, Printing and binding well done. More house Co. RIO PALK ON FRAMED PICTURES toriay at Fauble Art Shop. Found A gold ring. Lyons Head, Odd Fellows' temple, i hone F-1M42. Kyes te.ted and giatiees fitted. Leffert. registered optldans, VjJ Broadway. We give premium coupon at Tha Puff, (13 fcroadway. Cigars and tobacco. Merchants' lunca, 31c. at Tony a oafe. '. suutn fixth. A good piare to eat. Picture framed to order for Christ mas prevents. We do not char, holiday price. H. itorwlck, 211 B. Main t. Foreclosure Mia of two horses weighing l.euo pounds, Saturday. Dec. 1. lil. at I p. m , at junction of Pearl and Main. J. C. liaker, agent. CARVING RKl'R We sell tha celebrated SHUR-KDGK and KfcKN KL'TTKK makes. Price up from 1 Ml. P. C. DeVol Hdw. Co., M4 Bdwy. William Par and Delia Thompson, both of Omaha, took out tha only mor. rlege license Issued here yesterday. They cava their Met aa 28 and 14. respectively. If you want Wi.miOW GLAHS call Hell phone W, Bluff City Glass and Mirror Worke, 1T West Broadway. Wa make a specialty of GLAZING at low prloea. SAM 8NTDEH LOANS MONETT on household goods, horaes, cattle and all chattel securities at a big discount of the usual rates. Oftlo aver ZX) Wast Broad way. RxcelKlnr lodge No. Jf. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, will meet In spe cie I communication Saturday afternoon at S o'clock, and evening, for third decree work. Banquet will be served at thu close of the aesHjon. City 8olc1tor Kimball last evening filed a motion for a rehearing In tha suit of Charles IC. Carlisle acainat the city. In which the jury cave the defendant a verdict of i'-nO. ' If the rehearing Is de nied It will be carried up to the supreme court again. W. p. Kills, assistant state accountant, who la helping hi chief, M. K. Cox, examine the records In the county offices, wa suffering considerably yesterday from the effect of the heavy jolt be re reived when he attempted to walk on thin air acrosa a darkened air chute In the county building and fell Into tha basement, a distance of about twelve feet. He was still toiling at bla work, but was manifestly suffering. ' Mrs, Mary K. Ixiper. alster of Wlllard Jper, who was killed In the Northwest ern yards Thursday morning while In the discharge of his duties aa a switchman, died at the home of her slater at DM Fourth avenue, last evening of heart failure, (the was M year old and had been an Invalid for four years. Hhe wa a member of tha Woman's auxiliary of the Cnlon Veteran legion and the Fifth Avenue Methodist church. The remains will be taken to her home, 232(1 Ninth avenue, today, ghe la survived by her husband. It. D. Loper, four daughters and threw eons. Arrangements for th funeral will be announced later. Marlua Olson, a youth of 21 year, wa held by Judge Hnyder In folic court yes terday morning under I'M) bund a to ap pear for trial thla morning on th charge or grand larceny, ma accuser la ma uncle, Christian Olson. He says th young man came to hi farm, located ;ut north of the city, and during tha ab sence of the family found the keyxto one ut the outside doors, opened It and searched the place for valuables. He ac cuses him of going upstair and opening a trunk In which $V was concealed anil of taking the money, Th. Incident hap pened about a week ago, but aufflcleut proof for the arrest was not scoured un til yesterday. Article of Incorporation have been filed by the two local lodge of the Knight of pylhiaa. which will permit them to erect a new fraternal building In this city. The cspltallsation Is fixed at l.tlUH). which may .be Increased, If a larger and finer building la decided' upon. The of liuurs and Incorporator of the associa tion are: t. A. Moore, president; Clem F. Kimball, vice presklent; K. J. Abbott, secretary, and J. B. Whitney, treasurer. Tha director.- who are to be chosen by each lodge and three by the etuckhohlers a a whole, are to consist , for the first year of Brandt Crocker, C. A. Tlbbltt. it O. Thomas, Hay .Cook. Hi J. Culver, D. A. Moore, Clem F. Kluibe.il. J. H. Whitney arid E. J. Abbott. These nine together with F. O. Knowles. B. C. Beaumont, r). J. Bradford and O. M, Jensen are tha incorporator of th com pany. Tha first prosecution tinder tha new autulnobtle ordinance, approved by the rlty council recently, wa Instituted yea terday. It Involves th section prohibit ing any person under 1& year old to operate n aulomoblie except when ac companied by th owner. A. il. Read 1 th complainant and tb . youthful driver la Charles Johnson, a little negro boy who-he long bean chauffeur for Dr. o'Kcefe. It waa he who drove tha car over the little son of Mr. Read last sum mer. Mr. Read happened to notice the youth again driving tb car and aaw him bark It in a rscklusa manner for nearly half a block at tha Juiiotur of Pearl and BtOiulaay. Us Immediately went to th city building and filed tha required complaint, which wtll prevent the buy running th machine except when the physioian Is In It. The lad la so small that to use the foot brake he la compelled t alt so low In tha aeat that ha cannot see over tha radiator, and for thla reason la said to have many narrow escapes from avoidable accident. IT, l. Runkte, steward at tha Iowa Sol diers' Orphans' home at Davenport, ar rived In Council Bluff yesterday fur th purpose of taking back th two boys, Lddie Patton and Frank Ek-wln. who ran away from the Institution and hoboed their way acrosa the state, reechlng here In a pitiable condition. The Patton buy feet were ao badly fro sen that he wa taken Immediately to Mercy hoapilal fur care and treatment. For a time It wa feared he would lose the injured member, but th excellent medical and other care he received have resulted In restoring him to a condition that will permit of him being taken back. Neither of the youngster have mad any complaint 'of bad treatment at tha home, but, on th contrary, both have spoken In the high est term of th klndnea that haa been sliown them and the fine home they had. Tha onlv explanation given waa that both got tired of tha place and grew ao home sick that the temptation to run away be came too strong to be overooni. Mr. Rujtikl will take them back thla morning. Una baa been kept at the Creche and the other la ailli In tha hospital. tourll Rlaffa Freae Market. Th following quotations, showing price paid to producer, ar corrected dally by William illggeaon, city welghruaater, for publication In Tha Bee: ) Corn. lUJa per bushel. Wheat iuc per buabel. Oata. f84;c per bushel, llav Moose), uttfizw per ton. Alfalfa uuoaei, iiiwjH w per ton. th VheaeS 17 A. A. CLARK Cl CO. lAfln HnnEV on horses, cattle and 1.UIUJ l.aUiitl HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE aaT Art CXATTXZ, BOVaUTT At OMB-KAZ.P TaTB VUVAX. aVATBg. Twaaty Ye ef Baeeeaaral Baaiaeas. COBBSB UAZX ABO BBOAOW.T. 1TM BMBBIOA BZFUS. Council Bluffs MARKS CASE UNDER WAY 'Hike" Nelion of Alma, Mich., Narratei Swindling Story. . ADMITS KNOWLEDGE OF PLOT Broagbt Oat Fake Herts Hare Ran n Properly of Street Railway and ftrrenaon Pasties! Malta Against Hart. Taking of testimony waa begun yealer day afternoon in the Marks rase, which was resumed at the opening of court at the morning seaMon after an adjourn ment since Wednesday to permit Attor ney General Cossnn to attend th funeral of his father-in-lnw at Indlannla. Contrary to expectation. Mabray, the star witness of the attorney general, was nnt put In the witness chair at the be ginning, but ona of the "mlkea" told hi story. The feature of hi testimony were that the fake horse race wa not run on tb estate of Benjamin Marks, but on the property belonging to tbe street railway company near Manawa, and that Postofflce Inspector Swenson was ona of the instigator of the civil suits brought In the federal court against Marks, the First National bank, Krnext E. Mart and J. J. Splndier, and which were thrown out of court by Judge Smith MoPhcrson. Mark la Receive Percentage. Th greater part of th day wa con sumed In th presentation, of tbe case to the Jury. Tho attorney general required an hour or more to forecast tho vldence, which, he aald, would show that Marks and other had guilty knowledge of th operation of tha 11 a bray gang and wa to receive a percentage, variously stated at from t to I per cent, to secure the non interference of th city and county offi cial. In an address of even greater length Attorney John P. Organ told tha Jury tha defense would sbow that tha con spiracy alleged wa great enough to cover the whole country and doxena of cities, but that the'cunsplrator oould not have had - the number of local men In each place In collusion with them unless they had given up all of the producta of their ihamel robberies. H Intimated that Postofflce Inspector Swenson would ba drawn Into the caae In a manner that would show ha waa acting outside hi official duties and that he had not come here first aa tha representative of the government, but a an agent of on of the "mike" In an effort to recover lii money. t'ollasloa ta Involve Hart. Attorney Oeneral Coason vigorously ob jected to t.s statement, and Mr. Organ retorted that tha defense would show that there wa a collusion between Mr. Swen son and the attorney general for the pur pose of Involving National Committeeman Ernest K. Hart, tha First National bank, J. J. Hptndler and other. Tha attorney general waa on hi feet shouting hi ob jection, but Judge Arthur refused th ruling demanding their exclusion 'from the Jury. Tha Jurymen evinced great In terest tn th plrltsd controversy. Telia gtery ef Lare Th first witness called wag C. A. Nelson, a typical down-east Tank, who aid neow," and "teown." and "I guess," with native fluency. He I H year old. and ha long been engaged In the chattel loan business at Alma. Mich,, where th Mabray "steerer" encountered htm. The old man's shHrpftaured face Indicated that be waa accustomed to driving sharp bargains, and he wa led along to detail th story of how lie was lured to Council Bluff with the prospect of securing a big percentage of the money that waa to be taken from the alleged "mllllonalree" through conspiracy with tha alleged private secretary. He told the atory that every mik hu told In answer to the question of Mr. Coason, but ha went deeply Into the moral aspect of th transaction whan he wa undrgong cross-examination by Mr. Tin ley for the defense. In the end he proved a strong witness for Marks. Seearlna; the Stake. He told about coming to Council Bluff accompanied by hi steerer," 8. Adams, when Adams had unfolded th chero to him of th ease with which the Pitta burgh millionaire could be robbed of large amount of money. He told of com ing hare and meeting' the alleged prlvat secretary, and taiklog over the plans to rob the confident Plttaburgher. Nelson admitted that It looked so good te hlrn that he went back to hi home with the promt that he would bring back 20,wgo. Instead he returned with a letter saying he was a responsible business man. This was not sufficient for Colonel Mabray tbe private secretary of tbe Pittsburgh millionaire, who' wanted ( nothing but cash. He mad a third trip to Alma, requiring nearly forty-eight hour con stant traveling, and cam back with only ROW. in the ahape of a Chicago draft, wuicn ne aspotited in th Commercial National bank In thl city. H admitted that th conspiracy he entered Into re quired him to do the betting and that he bet tha combined capital of himself and the alleged secretary over and over, and that he helped to have hi confederate chosen stakeholder for thl purpos. 3T.0OO ta Jackpot. Their capital amounted to but $5,000, and a all bet were In U.OOO block, it was easy for the stakeholder, located In an adjoining room, to slip back the original bunch for lilm to bet over again. He admitted that, fearing detection, he suggested that hi draft be cashed In large bill snd lomt of tb smallar bill b exchanged for larger and that he secured a reoes in the betting until he lipped out to niske th change. He said their ts.000 was bt o many times that th Jackpot held H7.0OO, and than after th usual dlaput about ther being M)0 short th race was run. II aid tby all went to the bridge half a mil north of Manawa and broke th lock from a gat leading Into th prop erty of the street car company, where th alleged race 'was run , on a road through the field. When Red Leo' ridr ma fatally" Injured and they all had to aklp to avoid arrest for "mur der," ha admitted that he agreed to a proposition that the secretary-stake- Council Bluffs holder should steal ail of the stake money and mak his way to Alma, where It was to be divided evenly. Th witness was compelled to admit every degree of par ticipation In the deal that Attorney Tlnlny could find words to express, and that he knew all of the time he waa in a nefarious transaction. The whole thing aeemed vague and dim to tbe old man and he appeared to have been completely hypnotised and helpless. Bank Merely Cashed Draft. In re-cross-examlnatlon Postofflc In spector Swenson' connection with the civil suit waa brought out. Nelson ad mitted that he received a letter from Hwenson, B. B. Wadswortli and N. A. Crawford advising of the aulta to be brought against Marks, the First Na tional bank, Krnest E. Hart, Cashier Splndler- and others and was told that he would recelv a percentage of what ever wa recovered without cost to him self, and that he signed the petition In tha suit against th bank. It president and caahier, when ha never had any transaction with th bank or any of It official and with ne other bank further than cashing hi draft at the Commercial National. It looks a If the case would last for a week or more. The court room was packed throughout and the audience keenly enjoyed the retort between the attorney general and th lawyer for th defense. Judge Agrees to Let Tabernacle Be Built "You have had street carnivals In the arks for the last dozen or more years .nd now I am going to let you try a huroh for a while." said Judaa Arthur la Nt AVantnV .nnnnKln. 1. 1 il.nl nn denying the continuation of tbe restrain ing order prohibiting the association of church erecting a temporary building or "tabernacle," for use of the Hart Magann revival meetings. Judae Arthur reached thla conclusion after a lot nf evidence waa taken, both on tha imtnt of Injury to tha park and endangering It title. - Judge Arthur also denied the request for a stay until an appeal could be taken to the supreme court or fix the amount of the supersede bnnd. That the fight to prevent the use of the park for the purpose designated la not to be dropped ' wa indicated by the declaration of Attorney Thomas Q. Har rison that an application would be made to the supreme court thl morning for a writ of certiorari to stop construction un til the esse could be appealed to the higher court. The matter wa presented to th court at a special session held laat night. A large number of local clergymen attended, together with many of the member of the committee chosen to promote the big revival meeting. Th park board Interposed no defense at all although President Graham was called to the wit ness chair by the plaintiff. Ho was questioned concerning the probable Injury to tne tree to be Inclosed but declined to express an opinion, declaring that no one could tell whether the plan of boxing them In would prove efficient or not It was at best an experiment that had never been tried. From the evidence Introduced the was satisfied that the temporary build ing wouia not affect the title of the park, and the question turned largely upon whether th building would b. a nuisance or not. Descriptions of It given by the building committee s chair man, J. r. Hughes, indicated that It would not be a pretty structure. It will be 114 feet wide and 140 feet Ions-. eth feet high at the eaves and eighteen In the middle, heated by alx fur'nacea with .tn.. Pipes protruding through the roof and nooroa witn sawdust and shaving. Emmet Tlnley. Dr. F. T. Seybert and George 8. Weight, a representative prop erty owners, testified to th damage that would be inflicted upon abuttln nron. erty, all following and acnuleaolnv in the conclusions of Mr. Tlnley that dam age would be done by the establishment of the bad precedent of permitting the park to be uaed for abnormal purposes. Both offered to contribute liberally to tho religious enterprise If It waa located tn th Auditorium. When the court an nounced hls'declsion th clersymen and many other present applauded llberallv. Th clergymen were represented by W. H. Klllpack and D. E. Stuart and, th plaintiffs, which included Mr. Wrlsht aa tntervenor, by Mr. Harrison. Mr. Har rlaon said laat night that he would go to Des Moines this morning and eat a restraining order from th aupreme court, if tb order I granted it ' will prevent the oonatruotlon of th tabernacle by de laying It beyond the tlra possible for It us. WE NOW HAVE on display one of the largest assortment of Christmas decora tions, candles, nuts and fruits In the city. Our nuts are all new atid of the very beat quality. We handle nothing but Wood ward's pure candle from lfro per pound up. Walnut meat, new date and figs. Our oranges are ripe and price are from Wo a doaen up. We handle fancy cheeae such as Edam, each 11.25; pineapple cheeae. each 60c; Llmberger, per pound, Be; Wlaoonsln full cream, per pound, tOc. W handle poultry. Leave your order now for turkey, geese, duck and chick ens, today. Dressed chickens, per pound, i:vc. U Green, 134 Broadway. Tel. 324. Heal Kstats Trmasfera. Real estate transfer a reported to The Bee December IS by the Pottawattamie County Abstract company cf Council Bluffs: Uoulia M. Parkele to John F. Wil cox. swS of 2:-iS, wd I6.W0 Pa rah K. Sutton and husband to F. M. Clark, lota t and . block I, Oakland, la, wd ', j,ioo William R. I-wl and wife to Irwin R. Lewis, undivided 1-1! of n4 seS nd s ne and n swV ' ail tn Sfc-74-0. wd , 1,300 Carolina K. Bowman to A. (1. Lacker, lota 21 and tl. block i, Terwllllger' addition to Council Bluffs, la., wd 2.X) Oeoige F. Keso and wife to A. t) Wayland, lot 10. block I, Under wood, la., wd , J. I4. Buckingham and wife to II O. McUee. lot 1&, block 30, Ferry addition to Council Bluffs, la., wd 1 H. IC. Oould. to 11. tl. McUee. lot 4. government out lot 3, 13-?-4i wd. 1 William Moore, trustee and wife to Nloola Kapslinalla. lota 7t and 174, Belmont addition to Council Bluffa, la., wd jjj Eight transfera total tlWt Kxrelalor lodge No. S5a, Ancient Free nd Accepted Masons, will meet In spe cial communication Saturday afternoon at t o'clock, and evening, for third degree work. Banquet will be served at the close of the session. N. T. plumbing Co. Tel. IM. Nlgnt LelTOl The key to succeaa In business Is tha Judlcioue and persistent use of newspaper advertising. Council Bluffs Mayor and Council Still Struggling Over Licenses The mayor and city council held an other secret meeting last night In the ef fort to sift from the fifty-five saloon men who have applied for licenses th twenty-nine that may bo permitted to run. The ta'sk Is a large one, and the aldermen are giving It the most careful attention. In the fifty-one who applied for retail licensee and th four who seek wholesale permit much surprise was occasioned by not finding the name of Charles I.lebold. He Is the. one veteran ealoonman In Council Bluffs, who has for more than twenty-five- years made an unremitting effort to comply with the state'a liquor laws. He has never permitted a slot machine, card table or dice box In his place, and Intoxicated men have been barred from buying drinks there. 80 much interest haa been felt In th now list of saloon men who represent the old owners, few of whom can remain In business, that the entire list is given herewith : J. D. Hchroeder, 101 South Main street. John ltoennau. West Broadway. I. Kroll, 1112 West Broadway. , V. T. Mooney, 314 West Broadway. J. Donahue, 932 WeBt Broadway. Frank Faulkner. !0 McMillan street. Hani Peterson, 1..2S Mouth Klghth street, R. P. My re. 1"21 West Broadway. James W. Casey, 11 North Main street. Harry 7.. Kosenfeld. 61 South Main St. M. P. Mergcn, 211a West Broadway, t'hrl Paulsen, 724 West Broadway, t'rts J. Anderson, f.17 ri. Main street. Karl Hoist. MX 8. Main street. John 1j. McFarland, 826 West Froadway. Fred Klepfer, 701 West Broadway. David Mt:8orley, lf12 8. Blxth street. I. eo o;en, 16 N. Main Street. 8. V. Barnhart,'162 W. Broadway. J. M. Walklngton, 232 West Broadway. B. N, Boysen, 100 Houth Sixth street. F. 8. Crabil), 418 Went Broadway. Duther H. Chorn, 1029 West Broadway. W. J. Cook. H0 Vest Broadway. George H. Wright, Grand hotel. II. W. Poore. East Omaha. John F. Osborn, 1028 West Broadway. R. C. Ktevenson, 2(M0 West Broadway. C. h Skinner. Fifth and Locust. Uast Omaha. C. P. MeConnell. Kit McMillan street. A. H. Hammermelater, 138 W. Broadway. Alex Hamilton, 1013 South Main street. E. i: Thompson, 23 Houth Main street. James C. Jensen, 600 Hlxteenth avenue. WllUem Pfaff, 823 Houth Main street. Chris Anderson. 320 West Broadway. C. J. 8c anion, GcJ West Broadway. James P. Croason, 3700 West Broadway. Watson Ernpson. 1511 South Main street. C. I,. Perrine. 213 South Main street. I). 8. Phillips, mi South Main street. John IJndt, 1021 West Broadway. . I'leasant lxbb. East Omaha. C. Thompson, 63 South Main street. Jake Jessen. 1020 Weat Broadway. William- Brennan, 00 South Main street. Charles Eckert, 1023 South Main atreeet. John N. Bcheffler, K32 West Broadway. Herb Rogers, Bit West Broadway. Olenn Johnson, 006 West Broadway, B. Adrian, 648 East Broadway. WHOLESALE. J. F. Jarvis, 225 Main street. Joseph E. Rosenfeld. 807 Eighth avenue. C. Oelse. 000 East Broadway. Hamm Malt company, 1019 Weat Broad way. Mrs. Henry Schoening Dies of Pneumonia Mrs. Katherlna Schoening, wife ' of Henry E. . Schoening, president ot the Peterson-Schoenlng company, died laat evening at her home. 403 South Eighth street, after a week's Illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Bchoenlng waa 78 years old. She had been a resident of his city and county for fifty years. She was born In Hulsteln, Germany; and came to thla country when a young girl. She was an earnest and helpful member of the German Lutheran church and was known and loved by a large circle of friends. Her husband, three son and three daughters survive her. The sons are August arid Marquard of Belgrade, Neb., and Charles of Dumfries, thl county. The daughter are Mrs. Emma Schwenser of Belgrade, Mr. Anns AID and Mrs. Mlnnl Tank of thl city. I Tha funeral will - be held on Sunday. "There will be a short service at the residence at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. llorf of Treynor, pastor of the Ger man Lutheran 'church. The body win then be taken to the brick church In the Plumer settlement, where further serv ices will be held at noon. Interment will be In the' German Lutheran cemetery there. YOUNG WOMEN AND YOUNG MEN TO HAVE MEETING The Young Women's Christian associ ation and the Toung Men's Christian as sociation are to have a Joint Jollification at the Young Men's Christian association building Monday evening. The commit teea of balh. associations have been work ing on the program k.nd It promise to be very eleven The "Llterai ball',' In charge of the young women is to be the first feature of the evening. This is planned to relieve all formality and to make every one have a good time. Refreshments will be served and then the men will carry out their part of the program. They call It an "Inquisition," but the real nature ot the entertainment Is not known, but an Interesting and funny time la assured. The committee are planning for a large number of young people. Laat night the evening gymnasium class of the Young Women'a Christian associ ation had - their laat meeting before Christmas In the nature of a party. The class Is composed of young business women who are most enthusiastic over the work given. The early part of the evening waa spent In playing; games and later gifts were distributed from a beau tifully decorated tree' set ablase with electric lights. Apples and candy were fitting refreshmente for the Informal time which waa ao thoroughly enjoyed. , a per lata fraaa Toylaac1. Bring th children and see the beautiful display. A horn free to every child Sat urday. Folding doll carls, Uk) 11.25 folding doll carts, with hood. Kc; 32.es folding doll carts.; with rubber tires and hood, 3l.tJ; dolls, loo to $3.96; baby bumps. 49c to tc; M-lnch dollftc; 81-lnch doll, 8c; toy trunk. So to 33.M; toy pianos, 86c to 33.U8; rocking horeea. 31-43 to 34 98; Shoo-fly. 75o. 31.43, $1.75; children's diss sets. 39c to 33.98; boys; Ice skate, 9o; coaster wagonn 12.93; boy' steel wagons, 9O0 fa fl.5; air rifles, 49o to tl.M, etc. J. Zoller Merc Co., 100-103-104-106 1 Broadway. Phone 320. - gatardar Ssrlala la Grerle. Sugar, 14 lbs., 1 00; strictly freeh eggs. dot. 3bc: our "Way l'p" flour, none bet ter t any price, 31.36. macaroni, I pkga., !Sc; 2&o Jar maple butter, 20c ; matches, Per H peck, 10c; peck ginger snaps, 30c; California fancy oranges, doa 30c t 45c; Quaker oats, pkg., 3c; popcorn, per pkg., 10c.; mixed nuts, lb., 30c; holly, wreathe, Xma trees, candies, nuts, etc J. Zollsr Merc. Co.. The Big Vptown Stor. 1OO-10. !4-in. Broadway. Phone 33ft, REMEMBER THE TIME. Remember the place. Everybody is preaching buy eaf ly and make haste. We have a large ripply of freh ml.ed nut at 20o per pound: these ar strictly fresh. We have good candle, h kind that are pure, from l&o to 30c per pound. Orange at 2r,o and 3fc per dosen. Layer raisin at 26c per package. Whole figs In boxes t 20c. Sweet cider at 33c per gallon. I: man tree at 28c to 75o each. Grapes, 12t4c. Mincemeat, 16c to 20o per pound. Bulk chow at 25a per quart. Celery. 5c. Golden Rule flour, $1.40. The store where you always get a squar deal. Barrel t Miller. Tel. 360. Christmas g prelate. ; I2.fi.-. carving set, stag handle In satin lined box. $1.98; savory roaster, 7Sc; range tea kettle, 2c; boys' wagons, 90c to 11.65; coaster wagon. $2.98; boy' or girl' sleds, 19c to $1.73; flexible flyer, $2.50 to 34.25; air rifles, 49c to ll.M, etc. J. Zoller Merc. Co., The Big Uptown Store, 100-102-104-106 Broadway. Phones 320. Iowa Town Utterly Without City. Water OSCEOLA, la,, Dec 1. (Special. ) Osceola is experiencing a severe water famine and the water main of the town are dry and have been for a month, thu rendering the sewerage r system of the town useless. It is said there has not been rain enough here for the last two years to keep the ponds at normal height. The city reservoir went dry three months ago, but the mains were supplied for a time by the Burlington railroad from Ita elxty-flve-acre reser voir, one of the largest on the entire ystem, but about a month ago It gave out and the railroad is now hauling ten carloads of water a flay Into Osceola for It own use, for which it pay at a rate of $1 for 1,000 gallons. The city is entirely without fire pro tection and many people fear an epi demic of disease because of the lack of ewerage facilities. Guests at the hotels are obliged to wash with water taken from bucket. As the city water was not used much for drinking purposes there Is not much suffering from that source. Iowa News Notes. CAMBRIDGE Jacob Grossclose. a well- to-do farmer living south of Cambridge, committed suicide last night by hanging himself to a rafter of the barn. NEWTON Frank Haurh. aced . is years, waa found guilty by a Jury yester day of criminally assaulting Amanda La r ranee, agea u years. J ne Judge may either sentence him tb the reformatory for boys or to the state reformatory. DOON Lyon county went dry yester day. The saloons have been allowed to operate since last July by the Board of Supervisor pending the decision of the court as to the sufficiency of the petition of consent. The court has Just ruled that the petition waa Insufficient. CRESTON The friends of Prof. Frank Lester, for thirty-six year a teacher , in the publlo school of this city and for many year principal of one of the graded achools, are putting forward hi name aa a coming candidate for county superin tendent on the republican ticket. CRESTON Many Taylor county farm Thr! 66 As a Gladsome Christmas Gift Wow, ttsa. oea mlvirw tyg- that neither taeaa es de "rVilag to further ong j0y makiBg; gift, tfct ..ftMt msrely a. r a lew ,r th, fm. Be uaaelSth; bay a yiC TOlVYXOTJtOiA. a tht.g of ry, a sUc ef beauty. Think f g Chris tniaa gift that snJlita the garrleea f Melba, Farrar, aVrtMiiaann-Halnk, Csuo and other glerlsus throated ones, whatever you feel Ilk hearing then. Think of a beauty aleoe that servaa as aa orchestra, a wbtetUagT solelsU a rloUa vir tuoso or a mooologlat, just when you WU1 It THAT'S th VIC TROLAi th onlleet ocUy when It oemea to oatortalnmant; te have 00 la yr home signifies that yoa ar medsrn. In addlUoa to it tonal glories a VIC TH OLA. I as handsome a piece of parlor furniture aa was ever built. It haa compartment for tha records. It haa no un sightly horn. It Is a treasure, real and rar. Cor. I5th& Harney Sts Omaha 1 ers are lonlnir their hn from cholera. In some instances whole henln falling vic tims to the disease. Farmers in the sur rounding coi.ntlcs are rushing their herds to market before they fail nl, and as a result this section nf the state Is being left bare ef swine. BKDFOKD It Is reported that Bedford county raised the laraest crop of apples this year In the history of the county. Thousands of Imrrels of the choicest va lletles were sold to shlppeis f .r an aver age of 90 cents per bushel, who sent them to various cold storage stations. The sequel is now being experienced in Bed ford, where the same apples bought bark by local dealers are being placed on the market for .5o per barrel, plus the rreight. and the general belief Is that be fore the winter la over apples In that county will be as scarce and as high as any time last year. AFTON Tbe I'nlon County Farmers' Institute opened yesterday at Afton under the most favorable conditions existing for years. The good weather and good roads made It possible for farmers to attend and a large number were in attendance at the school day program. The corn Judging contest was held todiy, for which b',y"'n ,np "ntJ" under I years were eligible to compete. Prof. E. L. Stewart cf Washington conducted the contest and also lectured this afternoon, hlH subject being "Farm 'Crops and The!r Relation to ci, mo. . now we io 1 niims in Klnggnld County" was the Rubject of E. E. Norrls president of the Ringgold countv Insulin Saturday, Profs. Bliss and Marcpllim of Ames college will Ive addrcssc-a and the awarding of premiums and sale of prlxe corn will be held. In the evening a bene fit play by Creston talent will be given. t,OOAN According to tho census bureau Iowa ranks twenty-third In land f'"8- and fifteen In population among the states. Harrison county farm prop erty Is valued st 3t2.407.ono: total farm acreage, 4o,0)0; 41,2 cattle: I6.SS6 horses; mules; U2.2S6 hr.gs; 7.0T0 sheep; and the corn at about Chm.OCO bushels. .'AN' At the election of the Royal Highlanders, Logan Castle No. 262, Inst ."hj.his, iuihtih were cnosenu for the coming year: Illustrious Protector. .irr. iven ttonoitt; chief counselor. Miss Maggie Brown; worthy evangel. Mrs. Itose Adams; past Illustrious protector, Thomas M. Adams-; warden. Orvllle Mor ris; sentry. O. W. Baker; secretary and treasurer. A. W. Blackburn: herald. Vill Coulthard; pianist. Mrs. will Coult hard; board of managers. W. U. Coult hard, Thomia Arthur, nnd I. C. Morris. One Team Declared Out of Bicycle Race NEW YORK, Dec. lii-There were Just as many spectators In Madison Square garden tonight a on any other night thla week, and from an attendance viewpoint thfs year's six-day bicycle race will be a record-breaker. Eleven teams were still in action. Thomas and Stein were officially declared out of the con test after 6 o'clock, aa Stein's physical condition was such that the management would not let him continue. Sprints were frequent, but not fruitful affairs. The beat one was started by Fred Hill, but Drobach caught him after a chase which kept up several minutes. It was a costly effort, for the Laptze Van Houwaert and Qeorget-Brocco teams, as each lost a lap. Saldow of the German team sustained a fractured rib and painful laceration on the left side In a fall yesterday, but this fact was not discovered until today. His partner, Lorenz, gave him all the rest he could, but Paldow Insisted on do ing a fair share of the work and was ap plauded every time he came upon the track. mu 10 t urcnaso a mi .. , ... " """V GEO. t. MICK EL, Manager FESTAL DECORATIONS BLAZE . County Commissioners Have Lively j Time for While. IN GRAND ISLAND EAGLES' HALL Governor Aldrtrh and Ross Ilanw nose Pit Peacefnlly at Sam Table aad Joke Over Dlf fereaeee of Past. GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Dec. lfi. (Spe cial.) The flssh of light necessary for taking the photograph of the commis sioners' banquet at Eagles' hall last night was followed by a fire In the paper dec ors.tlonft. At first only one or two paper ribbons were afire. The photographer and one or two others near him wero tearing these down and crushing out the little flames. But the ribbons crossed each other, anil soon a festoon of them was afire, and a number of others In the extreme rear of the hall arose to aid In tearing down the rest of the paper decorations. At the speaker's table in the front of the hall. Governor Aldrlch, Mayor Ryan, and others urged everyone to remain seated, the orchestra finally struck up a new air and in a few minutes all danger wasj avoided. Only those who had done so to help remove the burning paper, had arisen from their seats. After a fine repast President Kennedy of the state association, as toastmagter, Introduced Mayor C. G. Ryan of this city. The speakers were. In addition to Mayor Ryun, Senator Placek, Representative Prince, W. II. Thompson, Roas L. Ham mond and Governor Aldrlch. Senator Placek brought down the house by referring to the very apparent ef forts of the dove of peace--Govcrnor Ald rlch and Kdltor Hammond, sitting side by side, evidently having concluded to confer with each other verbally in preference to writing letters. In Editor Hammond's response on "Our Govern- ment," , every assault upon him was answered by a counter-criticism and he frankly admitted that the governor and he had ao much In common the drawing of a public salary particularly that ex tended Incompatibility was out of ' the question. Applying himself more seriously to the subject, the Fremont editor and Internal revenue collector gave a picture of where our government Is not so much In the capitol and department buildings at Washington as in tho Christian homes of the country. Governor Aldrlch spoke of the great op portunities of Nebraska and referred especially to the recent results of more scientific orcharding In thia state. - He then took up the question of stat rights as affected by tho Sanborn decision la the matter of lntra-state railway rates. Before tbe adjournment of the session resolution of respect in memory of Joseph Stanley and J. C. Chambnrlatn of Nuekollg county, John Ma) one of Madison, Christ, Roop of Cuming, P. F. Mclnnlnch of Nemaha, J. D. Grlmer of Polk and W. IL Graham of Dixon were adopted by a ris ing vote. Persistent .overusing Is the Road to Big Returns. truly - Regal 99 th Nebraska Cyola Co. when vr you think of aVICTROLA. lou are right there, for thl concern act a distributer for the Viator Tailing MacMnJ Oo.' and haa made the Vlctrola oral west thi' cUon of to A VICTROLA may had at from ill to 1300; over JOMOO records ar In stook; new ones are here as fast a mad; and maohlnes and equipment will be shipped anywhere for cash or oa easy time payments. Maohlnes sold on pay menu will not cost you a penny more than the lowest cash price quoted anywhere In America. If you live out of town you owe It to yourself to Immediately send for 'Mlckel's Mail Order Plan" and literature describing Vlctrola In detail Io it now there a a world of pleaavre to a Vlctrola. Get It. It du you. Prices $15, $25. 4A cn MC HV, ?3U, ?f3f and $200 334 Council muffs aaJJ